Karsten Hammer Hansen - Elektric.01 EP [THN003]
Thinner presents the Denmark origined Karsten Hammer Hansen on their third release. Three techhouse tracks with dub influences brings the summer vibes for these hot days.
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"Sun Spots" starts out with string dots which probably gave the track its name. They last for the whole track and creates a sunny laidback feeling. The groovy techhouse beat, later on shuffled with rides, emphasizes the relaxed flow.
"Drift" is a similar easier techhouse stomper with nice groove and the closed hihat shuffles on a slightly distorted bassdrum. The b-side track, "What's Dub", is a heavy filtered dubtechno track, with dusty filter sweeps and a cowbell as companion. Strongly up- and downbuilding all the time it erupts like a volcano with a ride who blows to the subtle marching bassdrum. What's dub? - it's really seething.
"Boringly good collection of Detroit Techno, straight out of Sweden! 'Sun Spots' eschews the more jazzier side of urban Techno with a wholesome groove and icy cool melodies. Stand out track, 'Drift' is primarily aimed at the dancefloor, looped locked beats and distant riffs all conjure up images of empty motorways and neon lights. The final dub wig-out of 'What's Dub?' simply reinforces its label calling card. Picking up the mantle where the likes of Basic Channel left off." (absorb.org)